The first stretch of the day led up to the Cruz de Ferro, where pilgrims often leave rocks they’ve carried from home, to symbolically leave their burdens behind.
For a few hours we were high on a ridge.
There are many Spanish pilgrims out walking during Easter week, with Germans being the next largest group. A cluster of Irish women passed us – they walk one week every year.
Then for a few hours it was down down down, stepping carefully all the way to manage wet areas and loose rock.
Finally Molinaseca came into view. We were tired because the uneven downhill terrain used muscles that hadn’t been tested so much.